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  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★★

    "Why must fireflies die so young?"
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    Grave of the Fireflies is human and powerful. Few animated movies have elicited a response so emotional and raw; Isao Takahata portrays the story in a cold, detached manner that allows you to take it for face value without unnecessarily straining to reach me.

    Yes, it's sad - I'm sure you've heard that before - but it's also serene and touching. Setsuko and Seita share a hanful of little, beautiful moments throughout the…

  • Trainwreck

    Trainwreck

    ★★★★

    "I'm just a modern chick who does what she wants."
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    I'll be honest....my hopes weren't high for this one. As much as I love Judd Apatow, I'm really not a fan of Amy Shumer or Bill Hader and I thought this would be a series of bad jokes packaged into a two-hour film. Thankfully, I was wrong.

    Trainwreck is funny - really funny. Every joke lands and every supporting character was spot on. Birbiglia went full dad-bod, Lebron finally…

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  • Jerry Maguire

    Jerry Maguire

    ★★★★

    "You...complete me..."
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    It's not everyday you get to witness an actor play the role he was meant to play. He was everything this role need him to be and more; I am, of course, referring to Jonathan Lipnicki. In all honesty, his career has only gone downhill from here....but I digress.

    That said, this movie was a pleasant surprise. Despite what problems I have with the personal life of Tom Cruise, his acting is consistently great and Jerry Maguire

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."
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    Well....I did it. I finally sat down and watched Stanley Kubrik's 2001: A Space Odyssey. You can spend a year of your life just reading reviews of this movie, so I'll keep it short.

    2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece. Every frame of this movie is a work of art; it managed to be enigmatic while being certain, cacophonous while being melodious, and cerebral while being forthright. I loved…